Cardiff Hip Surgeon Mr D Phillip Thomas

  • Mr Phill Thomas is a full time NHS Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who works at the University Hospital and Llandough Hospital, Cardiff. He has been a Consultant since 2001 and has developed a specialist interest in Hip disorders.

    He regularly deals with both paediatric hip disorders and adult hip problems ranging from babies with dislocated hips to adults with hip arthritis. He deals with many of the consequences of childhood hip disorders, which can lead to young adults with hip disease.

  • Over the last 6 years he has developed an interest in Hip Arthroscopy and dealing with young adults with problems such as Hip Impingement by keyhole surgery. This practice includes sportsmen and athletes with groin and hip injuries. He is a faculty member for teaching Hip Arthroscopy and a member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy.

    Phill is the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Scarlets Regional Rugby Team and is also one of the surgeons involved with the Wales senior rugby team. He deals with hip problems in professional footballers including Cardiff City FC.

  • He performs large volumes of Hip Replacement Surgery at Llandough hospital in the NHS and the Cardiff Nuffield Hospital (Vale Hospital). This includes ceramic on ceramic large head arthroplasty in younger patients with arthritis. He no longer performs hip resurfacing due to the potential problems with metal on metal bearings.

    Phill also has a well established medico-legal practice and regularly deals with patients who have sustained a personal injury and those affected by medical negligence.



I was recommended to contact Mr Thomas with regards to my hip problem,Having met him, he treated me with respect and compassion. He understood what I was going through. I had my operation in Nov 2012. The pain went. It was terrific. In 4 months I was back on the golf course with my mates and enjoying life with my wife, leading a normal life. The aftercare at the Vale Hospital was second to none, I just wished that I'd had it done sooner. It's given me a second lease of life.
Thank you for your skill in doing my new hip.
Thank you fo my 2 new hip replacementsthat you gave me in May. My legs are the same length - you kept your promise! It's great to stand upright on my two feet. You have given me back my life and I could never find sufficient words to express my appreciation.